Invisalign is the largest and the most popular brand provider of clear aligners worldwide, and the brand we happen to use at our clinic in Weybridge. Invisalign are essentially clear aligner trays which are made of transparent plastic, they aim to straighten moderate overcrowding as well as other alignment issues within the mouth. Clear aligners have risen greatly in popularity within recent years, due to their subtle appearance, and effective long-lasting dental results. In terms of comparison, both forms of orthodontics strive for the same results, however they both do so in varying ways.
Traditional metal braces
Traditional metal braces use metal wires and brackets, in order to apply pressure on the teeth. Metal braces are often referred to as ‘train tracks’ and may be more suitable for patients who are suffering from severe overbites or underbites. Despite both forms aiming to straighten the teeth, their appearance differs greatly. Traditional metal braces could be considered as ‘unsightly’ by some, which is why we aim to promote variety.
A discreet alternative
Invisalign in Weybridge is able to produce the same effective dental results as traditional metal braces, without the hindrance of obvious dental work. Aside from their invisible aesthetic appearance, clear aligners are extremely easy to care for. Clear aligners can be removed to clean, and eat, meaning they are a perfect fit for patients with a busy lifestyle.
How do clear aligners work?
Despite their rising popularity, many of our patients may be unsure of how Invisalign actually works! The clear aligner trays are replaced every couple of weeks, in order to slowly encourage the teeth to move into a straighter position.
Our clinic is lucky enough to embrace modern forms of dental technology, one example of which is known as ‘ClinCheck’. ClinCheck is a modern three dimensional scanning system which creates impressions of the teeth, as well as a 3D estimation of a patient’s desired dental results.
Why we use ClinCheck
ClinCheck is an excellent way to estimate the exact number of trays required, which can cut down the amount of dental visits required during the treatment process. Reducing the number of dental visits not only allows the treatment to run smoothly, but can also cut financial costs for our patients.
How long does Invisalign in Weybridge take to produce results?
As a simple answer, it depends on the individual. Treatment time can vary massively depending on the severity of an individual’s case, however as a general rule Invisalign can take from around twelve to eighteen months to produce results. In more severe cases, clear aligners may be worn for up to thirty months, although this is not common practice.
How much does Invisalign cost?
It is always hard to apply a general rule, as all dental cases may differ greatly. Our practice will endeavour to give a good estimate of costs involved on dental examination, as the period of treatment can vary according to the complexity of a patient’s dental condition.,
Spread the cost
Many patients receiving private dental care may be put off by the idea of a large upfront dental bill, which is why we strive to ease their concerns. Our dental clinic not only offers 0% interest finance payment plans spread over twelve months, but we also give our patients the chance to pay off their treatment over several years.